BOOTH with Karen Joy Fowler (Virtual)

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February 9 • 7:00 pm

FREE

Karen Joy Fowler joins us to discuss her new novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: John Wilkes Booth. Longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize, Booth explores the multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters of the Booth family. Considered the “Best Book of the Year” by NPR and one of the “Most Anticipated Books 2022” by Kirkus Reviews, Booth is a portrait of a country in the throes of change and a vivid exploration of the ties that make, and break, a family. 

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Copies of Booth are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are not able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Karen Joy Fowler is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including The Jane Austen Book Club and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, which was the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and four short story collections. She has been a Dublin IMPAC nominee is the co-founder of the Otherwise Award and the current president of the Clarion Foundation (also known as Clarion San Diego). She lives in Santa Cruz, California. 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR 

Mallory Howard is the Assistant Curator at the Mark Twain House & Museum. 

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Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers. 

Details

Date:
February 9
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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